This weekend saw the release of three new films at the Indian Box Office; Fukrey, Ankur Arora Murder Case and a Hollywood release, Man Of Steel.
Fukrey is a low budget film produced by Farhan Akhtar and directed by Mrighdeep Sing Lamba. Featuring young and new actors, the film is about three hapless fukreys (nobodies). The film’s target audience is mostly the college going youth. Friday was not so lucky for the film. With a slow start, it had only 20% occupancy. The film suffered mostly because the audience had other choices too. Hollywood release Man of Steel acted as a young audience magnet. But Fukrey should pick in the next two days. On Friday it made a collection of 3.1 Crores approx. at the domestic box office.
Ankur Arora Murder Case suffered a bad opening on Friday. It had occupancy of only 10% across the country. The film is based on a real incident where a boy died due to a glitch in his medical treatment. Director Suhail Tatari squandered away a good story with superficial direction. On its first Friday the film made an abysmal amount of 2.1Crores approx. In the next two days the film might pick up, but not by much. The film from Bhatt camp might still have some hope, of at least recovering its revenue if not make any profit. But the chances are looking thin.
Unlike the Bollywood movies, the Hollywood release saw an overwhelming welcome at the Indian Box Office. With more than 65% occupancies, Man Of Steel had a warm welcome by the Indian fans. Retelling another adventure of Superman, the superhero is seen in a modern version of the superman costume. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, the film did a good business of around 6Crores on its first day in India.
The one week old Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 failed to recover from its disappointing start. The Deol boys starrer film did not do well on its first weekend. With Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani already running successfully, YPD2 suffered further loss. In the first week of its release, the film collected a Nett. income of 31crores at the box office. It suffered a big drop by the end of the week. In its second Friday, YPD2 earned 3Crores approx. only. With the release of three new films, including The Man of Steel which already a hit in the Indian Territory, the recovery of the film doesn’t look very promising. Yeh jawaani Hai Deewani earned 3.2 Crores approx.
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